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    Re: North Korea says it is holding American tourist for unspecified violations

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Another American detained in DPRK for very weird reasons. This time we are not even being told the exact reason. I expect this just to be more attention seeking from the DPRK government. Hopefully this US citizen can be undetained and returned home ASAP. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Tourism in North Korea. Huh. Must be an adrenaline thing.

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    Re: North Korea says it is holding American tourist for unspecified violations

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Sign me up. Still has always been a dream to visit the hermit kingdom.
    Allegedly he left a bible in his hotel room.

    In regards to what you're saying, it's relatively safe as long as you behave yourself.

    I looked into it once, you have to go through companies in Beijing, it's insane, you have to get a multi-entry Chinese visitors visa and go to the companies office in Beijing, they apply for your visitors visa to North Korea on your behalf, you only know 24 hours prior whether you will be allowed into the country.

    Once you're there, it'll literally be the safest trip you will ever take, but pickpockets are the least of your worries, the authorities are very touchy and essentially you do what you're told and keep your mouth shut and you'll be fine.

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    North Korea says it is holding American tourist for unspecified violations

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Allegedly he left a bible in his hotel room.

    In regards to what you're saying, it's relatively safe as long as you behave yourself.
    Really? So leaving a Bible on a nightstand is outlandish behavior worthy of decades in prison? If you're an American in North Korea, I'm pretty sure that behaving yourself makes no difference on whether they throw you in prison.

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    Re: North Korea says it is holding American tourist for unspecified violations

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Really? So leaving a Bible on a nightstand is outlandish behavior worthy of decades in prison?
    If it ain't state sanctioned it's not allowed.

    It could be viewed by the state as foreign propoganda meant to incite anti-revolutionary sentiment among the hotel staff or something.

    As I said the North Korean authorities are very touchy, even a picture taken at a wrong angle of images of the leaders can lead to trouble, usually for the tour guide and not the tourist but let's say he did even bring the bible with him, it was a stupid mistake.

    Though you can never trust the NK authorities, they may be doing this as part of a bargaining strategy.

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    Re: North Korea says it is holding American tourist for unspecified violations

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    If it ain't state sanctioned it's not allowed.

    It could be viewed by the state as foreign propoganda meant to incite anti-revolutionary sentiment among the hotel staff or something.

    As I said the North Korean authorities are very touchy, even a picture taken at a wrong angle of images of the leaders can lead to trouble, usually for the tour guide and not the tourist but let's say he did even bring the bible with him, it was a stupid mistake.

    Though you can never trust the NK authorities, they may be doing this as part of a bargaining strategy.
    I just can't grasp why anyone would want to go to North Korea, let alone a tourist going there voluntarily? It really makes no sense at all.

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    Re: North Korea says it is holding American tourist for unspecified violations

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    I dunno man. A box of cheerios could feed a small family, while a socialist poly-Sci major probably couldn't.

    No deal!
    Tic Tacs then? We'll make sure its those plain mint ones and not the fruity ones.
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    Re: North Korea says it is holding American tourist for unspecified violations

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    I just can't grasp why anyone would want to go to North Korea, let alone a tourist going there voluntarily? It really makes no sense at all.
    You can't fix stupid. It's a pretty unfortunate lesson of life.
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    Re: North Korea says it is holding American tourist for unspecified violations

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    It really makes no sense at all.
    For me, I've studied North Korea for most of my adult life, it is terrifying, yet fascinating.

    The last true cult of personality, untouched by modernity.

    Oh to see it for real... I dunno, perhaps a morbid curiosity.

    The only moral question I have to wrestle with is the fact that by going there I am indirectly providing a source of revenue to a regime I despise.

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    Re: North Korea says it is holding American tourist for unspecified violations

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Um, you're comparing the warning to not go to NK the same as Mexico? Last I checked there are no American Airlines that travel into North Korea. Guess why?
    Because we have an embargo on them. And its the same thing. A travel warning. Not a ban like we have on Cuba, but a warning.


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    Re: North Korea says it is holding American tourist for unspecified violations

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    For me, I've studied North Korea for most of my adult life, it is terrifying, yet fascinating.

    The last true cult of personality, untouched by modernity.

    Oh to see it for real... I dunno, perhaps a morbid curiosity.

    The only moral question I have to wrestle with is the fact that by going there I am indirectly providing a source of revenue to a regime I despise.
    I guess the OP, TheDemSocialist, may view North Korea as a model of socialism and he admires it and wants to see it first hand? Pretty twisted, but it's the only reason I could think of why he'd want to go there.

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